Workshops

The following workshops will be colocated with the European Conference on Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing (ESOCC) 2018 and will take place in Como, Italy, September 12, 2018:

1st International Workshop on Optimization in Modern Computing Systems (OptiMoCS 2018)

Modern computing paradigms (e.g., service-oriented computing, cloud computing, edge and fog computing, mobile computing, network function virtualization) allow the construction, deployment, and operation of systems of ever larger scale and complexity. Such systems must satisfy several important, often contradicting, quantifiable goals. Metrics of interest include performance, consumption of computing and network resources, energy consumption, and financial costs. Optimization of these goals is an important concern in the design and operation of many different systems, leading to challenging optimization problems. Improved algorithms for these problems directly translate to more effective and more efficient systems.
The workshop provides a platform for discussing recent work on optimization in modern computing systems. By focusing on optimization as a domain- and technology-independent concern, synergies between different domains and technologies can be identified and used. In particular, the optimization of different systems gives rise to similar challenges, e.g., with respect to search space explosion, handling uncertainties, multiple objectives, or soft constraints. The workshop fosters the discussion on possible approaches to such challenges and the transfer of ideas between different technical domains.

Chair:
Zoltán Ádám Mann (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

URL: https://sites.google.com/site/optimocs2018/

4th International Workshop on Cloud Migration and Architecture (CloudWays 2018)

Cloud computing has recently been the focus of attention in computing both as academic research and industrial initiatives (Armbrust et al., 2010). Major IT companies and start-ups envision cloud computing as i) an economic strategy to meet business objectives cost effectively and ii) remain competitive by exploiting technical resources efficiently (Buyya et al., 2009) (Andrikopoulos et al., 2012). From a business point of view, organizations can benefit from the pay-per-use model offered by cloud services rather than an upfront purchase of costly and over-provisioned infrastructure (Tran et al., 2011). From a technological perspective, the scalability, interoperability, and efficient (de-)allocation of resources through cloud services can enable a smooth execution of organizational operations (Khajeh-Hosseini et al., 2012). Given the potential benefits of cloudification, an increasing number of organizational business-critical applications – so-called legacy systems – are being migrated to cloud environments. Regardless of the benefits of cloudification, many organizations still rely on legacy software systems developed over the lifetime of an organization using traditional development methods. In spite of the maintainability issues, (on-premise) legacy systems are still crucial as they support core business processes that cannot simply be replaced. Therefore, migrating legacy systems towards cloud-based platform allows organizations to leverage their existing systems deployed (over publically available resources) as scalable cloud services.
In recent years, research on legacy on-premise application migration to cloud has gained a significant momentum with innovative theories and practical solutions being proposed and investigated by both academia (Jamshidi, Ahmad & Pahl, 2013) and industry (Laszewski & Nauduri, 2011). More recently, migration patterns for microservices have appeared (Balalaie et al., 2016).

Chair:
Claus Pahl (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)
Nane Kratzke (University of Applied Science Lübeck, Germany)
Vasilios Andrikopoulos (University of Groningen, the Netherlands)

URL: https://sites.google.com/site/cloudwaysws18/

14th International Workshop on Engineering Service-Oriented Applications and Cloud Services (WESOACS 2018)

The workshop will focus on core software engineering issues in the context of service-oriented systems and especially focus on modern trends of cloud native microservices and associated DevOps approaches. Our aim is to facilitate exchange and evolution of ideas in service engineering research across multiple disciplines and to encourage participation of researchers from academia and industry. WESOACS 2018 continues a successful series of workshops that started at ICSOC 2005 in Amsterdam. Over the last thirteen years WESOA/CS has demonstrated its relevance by attracting a large number of participants and producing high-quality papers that were published by Springer LNCS series. The WESOACS series encourages radically new approaches that address challenges arising from unique characteristics of service-oriented applications and cloud services, focusing on principles, methodologies, techniques and tools that support a service-oriented system development life cycle.

Chair:
Luciano Baresi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Willem-Jan van den Heuvel (Tilburg School of Economics and Management, Netherlands)
Andreas S. Andreou (Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus)
Guadalupe Ortiz (University of Cádiz, Spain)
Christian Zirpins (Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
George Feuerlicht (Prague University of Economics, Czech Republic)
Winfried Lamersdorf (University of Hamburg, Germany)

URL: http://wesoacs2018.cut.ac.cy

Important dates

Workshop paper submission: July 28, 2018 (Extended!!)
Notification: August 22, 2018
Camera ready: September 3, 2018
Workshops: September 12, 2018